Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) bestowed its annual Environmental Excellence Award to McAsphalt Industries, Hamilton Terminal. McAsphalt directs the $5,000 donation from annual award to Cootes Paradise restoration at Royal Botanical Gardens. The annual award recognizes a port partner’s contribution to respecting and protecting the natural environment. McAsphalt Industries was selected for the award because it has demonstrated continuous improvement in environmental protection. The company has achieved a Level 3 Green Marine score in the areas of spill prevention, community impact and environmental leadership.
In 2011, McAsphalt’s new facility, located at the port’s Pier 24, was designed with the environment in mind. An extensive storm water management system was installed, which removes sediment while providing spill control. To address air emissions and odour, a carbon system was added to the truck loading area. The office was built re-using existing structures, and the company has implemented the ISO 14001 (environmental) management standard. The company also participated in the Port of Hamilton’s Team Up to Clean Up event this past Earth Day.
Each year, the winner of HPA’s Environmental Excellence Award is invited to select a local Hamilton-area environmental organization to receive a $5,000 donation. McAsphalt has selected the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG), and its Growing up Green Campaign, with a focus on the restoration of Cootes Paradise Marsh.
From the left: Joel Gardner, HSE Manager, McAsphalt, Andrea Court, Aquatic Ecologist, RBG, Marilyn Baxter, Environment Manager, HPA, Bruce Wood, President & CEO, HPA, Sharon Clark, Corporate Services Manager, HPA, Mike MacDonald, VP Operations, McAsphalt, Peter Oddi, Plant Manager, McAsphalt, Carleigh Thompson, Development Officer, RBG and, Kam Bhatia, VP Engineering, McAsphalt.